Article Text

PDF

Ultraviolet irradiation for hepatic rickets.
  1. S W Kooh,
  2. E A Roberts,
  3. D Fraser,
  4. J Curtis,
  5. G Jones,
  6. J L Weber,
  7. B J Reilly
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Abstract

    An infant with chronic cytomegalovirus hepatitis and a child with atypical Alagille's syndrome had vitamin D deficiency rickets due to malabsorption. Both received ultraviolet irradiation. This treatment corrected biochemical abnormalities and healed the rickets. In the infant use of a sunlamp at home maintained normal 25 hydroxy-vitamin D for over a year. Our study shows that ultraviolet irradiation is an effective treatment of hepatobiliary rickets.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.